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Fisher Indian Students Association (FISA)

Fisher Indian Students Association is a student body that aims at enriching the experience of students at Fisher by focusing on multiple activities. Here at FISA, we help Indian students transition into the culture at Fisher. We advise them over accommodation, provide them with the knowledge we have about companies so that they can plan their career better and help them in any other way we can. Though our concentration is over Indian students, our scope is pretty broad encompassing all the students. We support all the international students and offer expertise and experience while they decide their career path. We collaborate with other student organizations to achieve this result. We are also looking forward to organize speaker series to bring Fisher alumni where they could share their experience with Fisher students and to provide networking opportunities to students.

FISA also organizes multiple events like UTSAV, HOLI and DIWALI for better interaction of the Fisher community with the Indian culture, food, attire etc. We are the proponents of the Indian culture. At FISA, we try to strengthen the Fisher culture where students all over the world can bond with each other better and boost the inter-cultural interaction for the global and diverse community so that the students are better prepared to approach the global corporate culture in their future workplaces.

Events

UTSAV
UTSAV, the flagship event of the FISA, is a celebration of everything Indian: Bollywood, Bharatnatyam, Bindis and Biryani! One of the most awaited events in Spring quarter at Fisher, UTSAV showcases the talents of our very own Fisher students, be it dancing on bollywood medleys or sashaying down in beautiful Indian clothes. A fun event for both participants and the audience, finished up with sumptuous Indian food!
Do not forget to contact our management board for pictures/videos of the event!

Professional Events
We at the FISA understand the difficulties international students may face in their internship/job search. It is our effort to guide you and arm you with the best advice possible by bringing alumni working in the industry to interact with you and give you a chance to network with them. We also aim at sharing and delivering information about India to all students to better prepare them for a global career.

Student Interaction Sessions
Interaction with students begins with our information session to be held on the 24th of September. This will be followed by informal meetings with student members to address any issues and answer any queries. A formal meeting is also tentatively scheduled for the end of winter quarter to talk about electives, majors, etc. FISA also plans to bring together the Indian community and other students interested in Indian culture during important Indian festivals.

In Their Words
The students at FISA provided invaluable advice to me concerning elective choices, majors, networking opportunities, etc. They are always there to help and support you as they understand what you are going through and empathize with you. In fact they continue to provide guidance even after they have graduated from Fisher and are in other cities. I also very much enjoyed participating in UTSAV. I understand the challenges the FISA must have gone through to put together such a big event, coordinating practices among big groups, etc, but in the end it was worth all the time and effort that went into it.

- Member, FISA